Top 5

Top 5 Cats

From curious kittens to wild cats, our feline friends are a favourite subject matter for many artists

1. Thoughtful cat

Helen Beatrix Potter
Simpkin at the Tailor’s Bedside (c.1902)

This well-trained cat Simpkin has brought a cup of tea to the bedside of the Tailor who isn't feeling very well.

2. Cats and lobsters

A cat jumps up to the dining table for a lobster lunch!

3. Comfy cat

Gwen John
Cat (c.1904–8)

The artist, Gwen John loved her cats. This one is a tortoiseshell named Edgar Quinet. Nice name. What's your favourite name for a cat?

4. Feline friend

John Russell
Boy and Cat (1791)

A boy and his cat. This painting is over 200 years old!

5. Wild thing

Dame Elisabeth Frink
Wild Cat (1970)

Alert and ready, this wild cat was made by British artist Elisabeth Frink.

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